26 September 2022
Russia’s Primorye shows interest in Belarus’ best practices to develop sports infrastructure

Russia’s Primorye Territory is interested in Belarus’ best practices to dveelop sports infrastructure, Governor of Primorye Territory Oleg Kozhemyako said as he met with President of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Belarus Viktor Lukashenko in Vladivostok.

The parties discussed cooperation in sport and lauded the progress reached in this sector over the past two years.


“Some Belarusian athletes held training camps in Primorye prior to the 2020 Olympic Games and performed well in Tokyo afterwards. In September 2022 Vladivostok hosted a canoe sprint event that also featured our leading athletes. They spoke positively about the organization of the tournament. Belarus is ready to further expand cooperation with Primorye and propose new projects,” Viktor Lukashenko said.

Oleg Kozhemyako thanked Belarus for the opportunity to hold training camps on its territory. For example, HC Admiral did so prior to the start of the new KHL season.

“Our infrastructure will be very convenient for Belarusian athletes who will participate in competitions in the Asia-Pacific region. Primorye Territory actively cooperates with Belarus in economy and sport. We have purchased ice resurfacing machines, ski trailers and other high-quality equipment which our region needs. Many modern sports facilities have been built in Belarus, and we are interested in the country’s design solutions that we could use to build a hockey center, a track and field arena and a rhythmic gymnastics complex. I hope that with the help of our Belarusian partners, drawing on your experience in the construction of sports facilities, we will be able to implement these projects much faster,” Oleg Kozhemyako said.

The president of the NOC of Belarus and the head of Primorye Territory emphasized the importance of cooperation between Belarus and the Far Eastern region of the Russian Federation in economy and sport for dynamic development of relations in the Union State.

The delegation of the NOC of Belarus is also set to get familiar with the sports infrastructure of the region and its tourist potential during the visit to Vladivostok.


Press service of the NOC of Belarus
Photos by the press service of the government of Primorye Territory